Using a Relational System on Wall Street: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Ideal

Steve Rozen, Dennis Shasha

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Developers of a Wall Street financial application were able to exploit a relational DBMS to advantage for some data management tasks 1989. For others, the relational system was not helpful (the bad), or could be pressed into service only by means of major or minor contortions (the ugly). The authors identify database constructs that would have simplified developing the application (the ideal).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-994
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 8 1989

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